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Data from LGBT Health survey released

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Aug. 28 the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Public Health Management Corporation released findings from the 2018 LGBT Health Needs Assessment.

The event was hosted at the LGBT Center of Central PA with assistance from Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center.

The data will enable the LGBT community and long run health planners to better assess needs.

“This data is vital to the health and wellness of our community,” says Frank Pizzoli, publisher and editor, The Central Voice. “Ignoring the LGBT community will not work in the long run. The community’s collective experience of the AIDS years tells the story of how we will not allow silence to equal death.”

Under the leadership of President Donald Trump’s new appointee Robert Redfield, the Centers for Disease Control will roll back support for the collection of data on the health and well-being of LGBT people through the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).

The full report is avalable here